John Hodiak
Actor
John Hodiak
John Hodiak was an American actor who worked in radio and film.
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Moviecity exhibe ciclo dedicado a Alfred Hitchcock en su señal Citystars - TransMedia.cl
Google News - over 5 years
“Náufragos” (Lifeboat): Protagonizada por Tallulah Bankhead, John Hodiak, Hume Cronyn, Mary Anderson, Henry Hull, William Bendix, Canada Lee y Heather Angel, esta película que recibió tres nominaciones a los premios Oscar transcurre en un bote
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Classic Film Society will show film of 1944 war rally held in Davenport - Quad City Times
Google News - almost 6 years
Contributed photo The Classic Film Society's season opener, the 1944 “Teamwork for Victory” film that was shot in downtown Davenport and the main feature, “Sunday Dinner for a Soldier” (1944), starring Anne Baxter and John Hodiak
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Star Cars: Northern Nevada is home to many movie-star machines - Reno Gazette Journal
Google News - almost 6 years
with Barbra Streisand and Walter Mathau. » 1880 Rumsey: This hand-pumped fire engine was featured in the 1946 film "The Harvey Girls," starring Judy Garland and John Hodiak. It's also one of only about 50 fire engines manufactured by Rumsey & Co
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Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - over 11 years
The Adventures Of Superman: The Complete First Season By the end of the 1940's, Superman, the definitive comic-book hero, had been portrayed in a long-running radio show on the Mutual network, an inventive series of animated shorts by Max and Dave Fleischer (of ''Betty Boop'' fame) and two low-budget Columbia serials. But the character didn't
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Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - over 11 years
Whirlpool The centerpiece in the three latest releases in Fox Home Entertainment's outstanding Fox Film Noir series is Otto Preminger's 1949 ''Whirlpool,'' one of Preminger's finest achievements and a master class in how a great director can completely transform a rickety script. Adapted by the screenwriters Ben Hecht and Andrew Solt from a
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MOVIES: CRITIC'S CHOICE
NYTimes - over 12 years
SHE'S a successful playwright in her 50's with a Sagaponack beach house to die for. He's a successful music executive in his 60's with a taste for younger women. In fact, he's dating her daughter. O.K., Nancy Meyers's SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE (2003) isn't always scintillating, but Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson have so much star power and chemistry
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F.E. Toscani, 89, Dies; Model for Hero of 'Bell for Adano'
NYTimes - about 16 years
Frank E. Toscani, who as the American military governor of a small Sicilian town during World War II replaced a cherished 700-year-old bell that Mussolini had had melted for munitions, died on Wednesday at a hospital in Nyack, N.Y. He was 89 and lived in Pearl River, N.Y. The town, Licata, became Adano in John Hersey's novel ''A Bell for Adano,''
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Nancy Guild, 73, Insouciant 40's Actress
NYTimes - over 17 years
Nancy Guild, a film actress who starred opposite some of the leading men of the 1940's and early 50's, died on Monday at her home in East Hampton, Long Island, after a long battle with emphysema. She was 73. Ms. Guild, whose full name was Nancy Guild Martin, was ''discovered'' in old Hollywood style when she appeared in a 1945 Life magazine picture
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 17 years
THIS week's cinema menu, including a comedy-drama about a physician, a stylish melodrama, a good Broadway adaptation and a solid Hollywood musical, features some familiar faces in unfamiliar roles. Cary Grant is an unusual physician in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's PEOPLE WILL TALK (1951). He thrives on controversy, deliberately goading the community
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - over 17 years
JOHN FARROW'S nimble direction brings WAKE ISLAND (1942) to a superb conclusion, as two doomed Marine officers (Albert Dekker and Brian Donlevy) almost impersonally swap alma maters while Japanese troops swarm over their Pacific island foxhole. The picture's granite realism is pervasive as American troops become aware of the final assault by the
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - about 18 years
A sophisticated comedy, a graphic World War II story, a milestone of the silent screen and a tense melodrama are among the highlights of this week's films on television. Danny Kaye is in top form as a royal scapegoat in Norman Panama's COURT JESTER (1956). Set in Old England, this smooth spoof of knights and derring-do dispatches the comedian in
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FILM REVIEW; Glimpses of the Gay Life: A Hollywood Perspective
NYTimes - over 18 years
Images and opinions abound in ''The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender,'' but genuine insight and reportorial curiosity are in short supply in this film about Hollywood's treatment of homosexuality during its golden age, from the 1930's to the 60's. Written, directed and edited by Mark Rappaport, ''The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender'' is another of
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Postwar Italy
NYTimes - over 20 years
Much of the irony of John Hersey's novel A BELL FOR ADANO, which was evident also in the Broadway play, is missing from the 1945 Henry King Movie. This appealing story, however, has solid merit in the central, earnest performance of young John Hodiak as an American offering supervising a small Italian two that is purged of its Nazi occupiers. The
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Oxford Journal; Whereas, He Is an Old Boy, If a Young Chief, Honor Him
NYTimes - over 22 years
President Clinton returned today for a sentimental journey to the university where he didn't inhale, didn't get drafted and didn't get a degree. The last got rectified by Oxford University in a ceremony conducted by men in black gowns speaking in Latin in a 325-year-old stone building designed by Christopher Wren. Mr. Clinton, who studied politics
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John Hersey, Author of 'Hiroshima,' Is Dead at 78
NYTimes - almost 24 years
John Hersey, the novelist and journalist whose "A Bell for Adano" won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1945 and whose nonfiction work "Hiroshima" awakened Americans to the horrors of atomic warfare, died yesterday at his home in Key West, Fla. He was 78. The cause of death was cancer, said his family. In the course of his five decades as a writer,
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Critic's Notebook; 40 Years of Film Magic
NYTimes - over 24 years
"FASTEN your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night." The line has now been so thoroughly absorbed into the collective subconscious that many people no longer remember its origins: the mind of Joseph L. Mankiewicz, who wrote it in the screenplay of "All About Eve" (1950), from which it passed into the public domain, better recognized as the
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Marta Linden, 87, Actress in Comedies
NYTimes - about 26 years
Marta Linden, an actress who frequently appeared in drawing room comedies, died Thursday at Lenox Hill Hospital. She was 87 years old and lived in Manhattan. She died of pneumonia, her daughter, Barbara Harbach, said. Miss Linden began her Broadway career in 1946 opposite Clifton Webb in Noel Coward's "Present Laughter." She later toured in the
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HOME ENTERTAINMENT/VIDEO: CRITICS' CHOICES; One War That Passed Its Screen Test
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: Few wars have attracted film makers more than the sprawling epic of World War II. The movie industry enlisted massively and for the first time used war as an instrument of propaganda for a national cause. Years later, feature films about World War II might show the downside, but many of those made during the war and thereafter celebrate the
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HOME VIDEO/NEW RELEASES; Wild, Wild West
NYTimes - about 28 years
LEAD: THE HARVEY GIRLS Starring Judy Garland (in photo), with John Hodiak (in photo), Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury, Preston Foster, Virginia O'Brien, Kenny Baker, Marjorie Main, Chill Wills, Cyd Charisse. Directed by George Sidney. Words and music by Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren. 1946. MGM Home Video. THE HARVEY GIRLS Starring Judy Garland (in
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CRITICS' CHOICES; Cable TV
NYTimes - about 30 years
LEAD: ''Know who's going to steal the picture?'' murmured Marlon Brando on the set of Hollywood's 1953 version of ''Julius Caesar.'' ''Him,'' the actor told a visiting friend from New York, indicating John Gielgud. Positioned off-camera behind a fake column of M-G-M's Roman Forum, the toga-clad stars were watching Joseph L. ''Know who's going to
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of John Hodiak
    FORTIES
  • 1955
    Age 40
    Died on October 19, 1955.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1953
    Age 38
    In 1953, Hodiak went to New York and made his Broadway debut in The Chase.
    More Details Hide Details The play was a failure, but its star received fantastic critical notices. He then originated the role of Lieutenant Maryk in Paul Gregory's production of the play The Caine Mutiny Court Martial by Herman Wouk adapted from his novel The Caine Mutiny. The play ran for two years and Hodiak's portrayal brought him nationwide acclaim. When the show closed after its U.S. tour, Hodiak began work on Trial (1955) at MGM, playing the prosecuting attorney. When it wrapped, he played Major Ward Thomas in On the Threshold of Space (1956) at 20th Century Fox.
    In 1953, he played the Apache chief Cochise in the film Conquest of Cochise, with Robert Stack, Rico Alaniz, and Carol Thurston.
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  • 1949
    Age 34
    Despite his success, in 1949, a string of bad choices in film led to Hodiak being voted "box office poison" by exhibitors.
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  • 1946
    Age 31
    Hodiak and actress Anne Baxter married on July 7, 1946, but divorced on January 27, 1953.
    More Details Hide Details They had one daughter, Katrina Hodiak (born July 9, 1951), who became an actress. Hodiak was a frequent visitor to the famous King Ranch in Kingsville, Texas. He and others were guests of Zachary Scott, whose sister had married into the ranch owner's family. At the age of 41, Hodiak suffered a fatal heart attack in the bathroom of the Tarzana, California home he had built for his parents. He was shaving and getting ready to go to the studio to complete his scenes in On the Threshold of Space. It was later decided his performance was far enough along to release the movie. He is interred in Block 303, Crypt D-1, of the main mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery, Los Angeles. Hodiak has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6101 Hollywood Boulevard, for his work in radio.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1942
    Age 27
    Hodiak arrived in Hollywood in 1942 and signed a motion picture contract with MGM.
    More Details Hide Details He refused to change his name, saying, "I like my name. It sounds like I look." Hodiak was cast in a few small parts at MGM. He then caught the eye of director Alfred Hitchcock and, on loan-out to 20th Century Fox, emerged as a major movie star in Lifeboat (1944) opposite Tallulah Bankhead. More big roles followed, notably that of Maj. Joppolo in A Bell For Adano (1945) opposite Gene Tierney.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1914
    Born
    Born on April 16, 1914.
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